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Scrubs Now Likely To Return
2007-01-16 16:10
by Jon Weisman

Scrubs showrunner Bill Lawrence was told by Touchstone Television not to write a series finale, according to Broadcasting & Cable. NBC is now favored to bring the show back for a seventh season, but if it doesn't, ABC would likely step up because the show is now lucrative in syndication, and ABC (connected with Touchstone) could benefit even more.

No new word on Zach Braff's opinion on all this, though he was quoted in Parade over the weekend as being amenable.

This is a pretty big turnaround from what folks were saying a year ago.

2007-01-16 16:53:17
1.   Voxter
Yeah, last I'd heard this show was completely done. NBC's been treating it like a second-class citizen for years now.

I'd heard speculation about the show going on without Braff, but I can't imagine a scenario in which it's much good without him. I mean, do you start hearing Turk's thoughts? Do they bring in some new guy to be the zany person with the weird fantasies?

Anyway, still a good show, if not quite at the level it used to be. So, good news.

2007-01-17 12:28:43
2.   Brent is a Dodger Fan
I'm glad for this, as Scrubs, due to syndication and TiVo's suggestion, made it into my second-tier of shows I watch. Sort of a comfort-food show.

It would be odd to catch up, via syndication, and then have no new shows to watch.

2007-01-17 14:09:08
3.   Jon Weisman
2 - And yet, that's the story of us and every show that ended by 1970. Just think of it that way...
2007-01-18 07:52:28
4.   Benaiah
Scrubs was my favorite show for a couple of years, before being replaced by superior single camera shows in my heart. Still, it is a solid show and it is a mystery to me that 2 and 1/2 Men is massively popular, while it never quite found an audience. I hope it will get another season, though Zach Braff is kind of a hot shot in Hollywood so I could see him leaving.
2007-01-18 09:29:07
5.   Brent is a Dodger Fan
3 that's a fair point. I think it was more that I discovered I liked the show while new shows were being aired, and I deliberately started using Tivo to store the newer shows while I watched a bunch of the syndicated shows. Then I found out that Scrubs was going away. and now...

That would be very unlike how I caught up on Lost somewhere towards the end of the second season, or how I caught up on the Sopranos by the end of season three.

And, despite how often Scrubs references Sanford and Son... that's not the model of television I subscribe to today.

2007-01-18 13:15:23
6.   D4P
before being replaced by superior single camera shows in my heart

Arrested Development...?

2007-01-18 13:20:11
7.   Benaiah
6 - Arrested Development and The Office both. Funnest scene in Scrubs:
JD Narating: "Sometimes it seems that your day is one continual game against Death."

Death: "Connect Four."
JD: Diagonal, pretty sneaky, Death.

2007-01-18 15:00:33
8.   Fletch
I hope the show continues until Zach Braff is gray and needs to use Flomax.

The rumors of him playing a young Fletch make me angrier than the last time I saw Gail Stanywck on Friday Night Lights.

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